I vote EricH and his DIY Sound Group "AVS Lifetime Achievement Award" winners!
Took me 10 minutes to un-pack and get my 3 cu ft sub box dry fit and tape together.
Tomorrow I'll glue/tape and use 8 clamps to hold it together - just to go w/o brad nails, my thinking is this:
step 1: bottom, glue where braces go
step 2: install braces to bottom
step 3: glue on braces edge to side panels edge, glue on bottom to side edges,
step 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d glue on each side, install, repeat for other 3 sides
step 5: tape box together w/o lower front baffle on
step 6: use 8 2 ft clamps, lightly clamp box
step 7: apply glue to sides where lower front baffle fits
step 8: install lower front baffle , secure with tape, adj clamps as needed
step 9: put weights on lower front baffle to force good fit all 4 sides to bottom and top
>>At this point only the top finish baffle is not glued, let dry overnight
step 10: glue top finish baffle to lower front baffle, tape in place, weights on top
That's the easiest way to make a box!
Great Engineering job DIY Sound Group team.
Lot's of surface area for good glue joints.
Picts of tonight's dry fit
10 minutes to do this
Double top baffle plates removed to show nice fit inside
With the other clamps this is about what it should look like after step 9 - with weights there to ensure nice fit all 4 sides to bottom and top
As I type realize need to add screw mtg scheme for 15" driver & Binding posts, I'll add those step's to the above .....